The Fund Executives Association Ltd (FEAL) will introduce next year an executive education program offering a choice of two courses with the Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne.

The courses, which have been designed specifically for superannuation fund executives, are the FEAL/MBS Graduate Certificate and the FEAL/MBS Graduate Diploma. They involve a total of eight separate modules, with each being delivered over a five-day residential program. One of the modules is delivered at the famous Kellogg University in Chicago; the others at the Melbourne Business School campus in Carlton, Melbourne. The courses will contribute to units awarded for an MBA. A completed diploma, for instance, will be worth 8 out of the 20 units required for an MBA. Michael Baldwin, FEAL chief executive, said yesterday that the customised courses had been designed to fit in with other programs offered by the University of Melbourne. He said the role of fund executives had become increasingly complex and FEAL had felt the need to develop “sophisticated partnerships” with institutions to service the unique education needs of its members. AMP Capital Investors, which already sponsors the Fund Executive of the Year Award with FEAL, will be offering a series of scholarship opportunities for the new courses. The first two Graduate Certificate units offered, from July next year, are ‘Foundations of Finance for Superannuation Executives’ and ‘Building Superannuation Brands’.

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